What Boomers Want

Roughly a third of our population is 50 years or older. This significant portion of our country is extremely important to our nation not only as leaders but trend setters in how we see and participate in real estate. With 59% of these folks planning on staying in their current homes and not selling, what does this mean for our inventory trends and need for new construction? Time will tell.

Please take a look at these interesting statistics on how the Boomers are leveraged in their investments, their trends when it comes to retirement plans and housing, and the idea of downsizing as they grow older.

What Boomers Want

Contact Gabriel for a consultation to buy or sell a home in San Francisco or Oakland. He can be reached at luxerealtySF@gmail.com or 917-674-6556.

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It’s my honor to serve!

Now well into January of this new year, I want to send out a very sincere thank you to all of you who encouraged and supported me during my journey that led to my serving on the Board of Directors at the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® in 2015. With our first meeting completed, I understand, more than ever, the importance and the responsibility of this role and feel more gratitude than ever before.

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Thank you for bestowing this honor upon me and enabling me to help the real estate community and the citizens of San Francisco and those effected by this amazing organization.

A special thank you must go out to my team and family at Climb Real Estate Group, my fellow members of SFAR who encouraged me to run and who voted for me, my fellow members who were also appointed to the Board, and to Patrick Barber, our new SFAR president. You’re an amazing asset to our Association, Patrick!

Thank you! It’s an honor and a privilege to serve.

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NAR Conference 2014

I’m excited! Why, you ask? Well, last year, I attended my very first NAR Conference that was held in my home city of San Francisco. I had only been in the business about two years at this time but I was highly encouraged by some senior agents to go if I could. Because it was in the city that I live I couldn’t resist. I spent the money and went. Little did I know my life would change so much and in such a great way.

The conference was a bit overwhelming at first. Not because of the amount of people in attendence or from navigating through the Mascone Center (our convention center here in SF) but because of all of the choices afforded to me with regards to seminars, panels, and cool products I found on the various “floors” of the convention. I was able to listen to some truly brilliant people at the conference give to me their views and opinions about the industry. I heard trade secrets, if you will, and ended up purchasing some great books and some great software systems for my business that have helped to double my business in the last year. Granted, San Francisco’s market kind of helps with that, but the info and tools I got from going have truly shaped the way I work.

What I’m trying to get at here is that after this event I vowed to never miss this conference again as long as I could afford to go or didn’t have a major conflict. (Friend & Family, please don’t invite me to a birthday, anniversary, wedding, etc during this time of the year, please!) This year is very exciting for me. As you’re well aware, the conference is in New Orleans. NOLA. The Big Easy. It’s a city I’ve never been to before but have always wanted to go to. I’ve decided to not only attend the conference but to also add a few extra days so I can eat, drink, sightsee, and shoot photography, a huge passion of mine.

I can’t wait for this trip! I’m hoping that I see familiar faces from the industry and hopefully some folks that I had the privilege of meeting in San Francisco last year.

Safe travels and see you there!

Official Link to the event: http://www.realtor.org/convention.nsf/

NAR Conference 2013

So far, it’s been an exceptional meeting of the minds here in San Francisco where I am fortunate enough to call home. If you haven’t stopped by, make it a point to do so. Tonight, we are privileged to have The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton presenting our Keynote Address.
Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle
21,000 real estate professionals visit the NAR convention in San Francisco this week.
See the full article here: http://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Realtors-meet-in-S-F-celebrate-strong-market-4968962.php